Looks like we won’t have to wait long for our next DiCaprio/Scorsese collaboration.
News broke earlier this week that famed actor Leonardo DiCaprio (Titanic, The Revenant) and filmmaker Martin Scorsese (Hugo, The Wolf of Wall Street) are teaming up for a new project together. It will be a biographical picture on America’s very own 26th President Teddy Roosevelt, with DiCaprio attached to star and Scorsese slated to direct the project.
Out of all of Hollywood’s actor/director collaborations, nearly none are as strong as DiCaprio and Scorsese’s partnership. First working together in 2002’s Gangs of New York, Scorsese and DiCaprio have gone on to work on many successful films together, including The Aviator, The Departed, Shutter Island, and of course The Wolf of Wall Street. They’ve work so well together that Warner Bros. has even held discussions on casting DiCaprio in the title role of Scorsese’s Joker solo film (I’m personally not partial for that, however. I’m still pining for Jackie Earle Haley.)
Still, anytime these two get together it spells good fortune, and the fact that they’re teaming up for Teddy Roosevelt is exciting of itself. I personally wasn’t itching for a Teddy Rooseelt movie, but with these two on board? Count me in.
What do you think? Are you excited for another Scorsese/DiCaprio collaboration? Comment below, let me know.
– David Dunn
SOURCE: Deadline, Variety